This web site is about Barkham, an attractive semi-rural area on the outskirts of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, and is the work of the Barkham Village Residents Association (BVRA).
Our aim is to:
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Events to put in your calendar
13th September - BVRA Beetle Drive in the village hall -
Tickets are £6.00 per adult and £4.00 for children still at primary school and this will include a ploughman's supper. Family tickets (two adults and two children) will be on sale at £18.00. There will also be an early payment discount of 50p a ticket or £1.00 on a family one if ordered and paid for by Sunday 31st August.
To order tickets please contact Judith on 977 1579 or use our contact form here.
For those who have not played beetle before it is quite simple. Four people sit round a table and each has a sheet in front of them. They take it in turns to shake the dice and draw whatever number comes up on it. You need to throw a 6 to draw the body, 5 for the head and the other numbers are for the legs etc. All the information is on the sheet but you cannot add the limbs until you have the body and the eyes etc until the head has been drawn. The first person in the room to complete their beetle calls out 'Beetle' and everybody stops. Everyone then adds up their score and enters the total on their sheet. Many games can be played and we will have a prize for the adult with the highest total at the end of the evening and also one for the highest scoring child.
22nd November - BVRA Quiz Night in the village hall
December - Carols in the Park - Elizabeth Park, The Junipers
We have a vacancy on the BVRA Committee for the role of Secretary. The main responsibilities are:
This is a key role to oil the wheels of the BVRA machine and to contribute your ideas in the development of the residents' association
Please contact Stewart Richardson using our contact form for further details
The first formal procedure for preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan is the application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area. The application requires at least a 6-week consultation period before a decision is reached.
Arborfield & Newland and Barkham Parish Councils have submitted a Neighbourhood Area application, which shows that they intend to work together to prepare a neighbourhood development plan for the entire civil areas of both parishes. As part of the application, the parish councils have submitted a proposed boundary for the neighbourhood development plan and a supporting statement. This Neighbourhood Area application is available to view below
If you would like to make a comment on the proposed Neighbourhood Area please email your comments to email@example.com or post them to Proposed Arborfield & Newland and Barkham Neighbourhood Area, Land Use and Transport Team, PO Box 157, Wokingham Boough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WR.
This consultation runs from 17 April to 30 May 2014. Consultation responses should be received no later than 4:00pm on 30 May 2014.
See more at: http://www.barkham.parishcouncil.net/news
The Barkham Village Residents Association website was re-launched last year. Since then we have focused on bringing you the latest news about Barkham.
Now we offer you the chance to voice your opinion about Barkham - we are launching the Barkham Forum as part of this site. The forum will allow you to take part in discussions about matters that affect you in Barkham.
To visit the forum just select the 'Forum' option from the menu at the top of the screen, and remember you will need to register in order to be able to post on the forum.
The annual Carols in The Park on 20 December was, as usual, well supported by Barkham residents.
Luckily we finished just before the rain set in! Thanks as always to the Breakaway Brass band who provided us with the musical accompaniment and the BVRA Social Committee for the mulled wine and mince pies.
The band also asked us to pass on their thanks to residents for the bucket collection towards their funds, which raised £78 on the night.
On Saturday 16th November one hundred people enjoyed the quiz evening, with a fish and chip supper. Seventeen teams competed against each other to win the shield. The winners this year were, once again, DENSA and they are to be congratulated - they have obviously worked out the best way to play their 'Joker' cards.
We, the committee look forward to seeing you all at the Carols in the Park on Friday 20th December.